The kawaii and Lolita look have been popular all over the Asian society, with Japan being the leading Lolita clothing consumer country. But of course we had to Americanize the Lolita style, which is what we call pastels. As I said in my Trend Report pastels are a force to be reckoned with. Believe it or not ladies it is very easy to style, a color fear-er confidently states. Here are my tips on how to style pastels confidently and modestly.
Match Pastels With Neutrals
Neutrals are the basics of any and every wardrobe, a wardrobe full of the key essentials is a wardrobe with unlimited outfits and looks. Some of us don’t want to be in head to toe macron green, pairing beiges, blacks and creams with pastels are a fail safe. Pastel yellow and camel brown work perfectly for spring, summer and even fall. The possibilities are endless when styling pastels with neutral colors.
A slight nod to the 2000’s looks and trends. The pistachio green with the peachy pink screams Flora from Winx Club. If any of you ladies know this show, do comment your favorite character below. Matching pastels with their contrasting half creates a chic and originally fresh look. Not many influencers are styling pastels this way, so you surely won’t find anyone with the same outfit as you. What a total nightmare that is!
Pastel Beauty & Accessories
For the beautiful ladies that are a bit scared to dive head first into this trend, accessories are your best friend. Ever wonder why so many people buy dupes of a luxury bag that’s on their wishlist. To see if they get any wear out of them, obviously. Purchase a few inexpensive pastel accessories like jewelry and sunglasses, to explore your options and to discover your unique pastel style. If beauty is more your thing, wearing pastel eyeliner or eyeshadow is your best bet.
Denim + Pastels
As the French would say, jeans are a mandatory piece in every wardrobe. To keep it modest and still elegant, wear wide leg jeans or skirts. I find that green, purple and pink pastels look best with the medium wash denims above. Jeans go absolutely with everything, incorporate some neutral pieces with this style point. Maybe nude pumps, wide leg jeans and a lilac cardigan, sounds like a perfect outfit to me.
This is for the ladies who are bold, fearless and most of all love color. Keeping it simple with monochrome is the key to making it work cohesively and to your favor. Keep the hues and color the same. Maybe opt for a lighter green to pair with the slightly darker ones. The colors can be cool or warm, it really depends on you and your skin undertone. But I am a sucker for mixing warm hues of green with cool, almost blue ones.
I briefly mentioned how to style prints in my Capsule Wardrobe post, but here is a more in-depth version. You would want to start of with a main patterned piece like this yellow blouse above. The pattern has multiple colors mainly yellow, but there are some hints of green and lavender. Now to bring out the green I paired it with a green handbag, and to compliment the lavender I added some white heels. You should always aim for bringing out the quieter colors on the print and finding other colors to compliment the remaining colors.